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Church Micro 2264 Ketton

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Hidden : 12/01/2014
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St Mary the Virgin

This church is well known for its good 'broach' spire, but it is also set in a picturesque corner of a lovely village. Interesting buildings abound in its vicinity.

The earliest parts of the church date from around 1190 but it mainly dates from1240, and it was then that the belfry stage of the tower was added (the bit under the spire), complete with Early English lancet windows and dog tooth ornament. The spire was added in the 14th century, and Cantor says that it was much admired by the Victorians as being 'perfect'.
The churchyard contains many interesting Ketton stone headstones.

The west front of the church is 12th century, about 1190, and shows the transition between styles from the Norman to the Early English. The main arch with arches to left and right (pointed blank arches) are typical of the Transitional style.

Inside, the nave is mainly 13th century and is usually described as 'lofty' or 'spacious'. The walkway above the chancel arch leads to a round-headed doorway to the ringing chamber.

There is also a 14th century font, some good 15th century poppy head bench ends, and a Victorian chancel ceiling with rather large angels which was painted in 1950.

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“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”

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